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Poster: A/V Geek Skip Date: Aug 14, 2005 1:26pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: PD status?

"Robot Monster" copyright was renewed in 1981. The film is not in public domain.

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Poster: moxey Date: Aug 15, 2005 4:39am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: PD status?

Thank you

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Poster: aquasloth Date: Jun 1, 2006 4:13am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: PD status?

I know it says in tiny print at the bottom of the title screen of "Robot Monster" that the copyright had been renewed in 1981, but it seems to me (in recent years, anyway) that the film is now in the public domain. Treeline Films features it on their 50 Sci-Fi Movies DVD Megapack, which consists entirely of public domain titles. There's also several "public domain" film download sites out there that feature this title, and I haven't seen any of these websites take it down after legal threats.
It's always so difficult to know for sure. I would say you're probably safe to post it here, seeing as it's all over the internet anyway.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Jun 1, 2006 7:43am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: PD status?

Hm, but if something actually *does* say the copyright has been renewed, wouldn't it be best to play it safe for here and *not* post it, despite other sites' or companies' possibly being in error?

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2006-06-01 14:43:32

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Poster: A/V Geek Skip Date: Jun 2, 2006 6:36am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: PD status?

There is a record of copyright renewal for "Robot Monster" at the Library of Congress copyright office.

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